Why Netflix is better fit for Tina Fey’s new comedy than NBC

1/12/2015

Last May, NBC picked up veteran writer Tina Fey’s new comedy show “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” the story of a woman who escapes a doomsday cult and moves to New York City. However, after months of failed sitcom launches this past fall, the network and Ms. Fey agreed that the show would do better on Netflix and the show will be premiering on the streaming service March 6.

“The show is made by NBC; it’s in NBC’s best interests for the show to have its best home,” Fey said, according to AdWeek. “And rather than trying to stick it on NBC between a multicam and a drama, they agreed that this would be the right place for it.”

For Fey, the move is a good thing, particularly after the Golden Globes last night where none of the four major broadcast networks – ABC, CBS, NBC, or Fox – won any honors. The awards are another indication that the more daring, more cutting-edge TV content today is being done by cable companies and even Amazon (Amazon’s program “Transparent” won the Golden Globe’s Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy award). READ MORE.

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